Subra Suresh, the director of the National Science Foundation, has been chosen as the next president of Carnegie Mellon University and will assume the post on July 1. At the foundation, Dr. Suresh, a materials engineer, was the host of a Global Summit on Scientific Merit Review. The meeting brought together, for the first time, the heads of leading science financing agencies from nearly 50 countries and led to the creation of the Global Research Council, a vehicle for multinational collaborations. Dr. Suresh, 56, who has been on leave from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since joining the foundation in 2010, earned his bachelor's degree in his native India at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and his doctorate at M.I.T. He is the co-author of more than 240 journal articles, has registered 21 patents and has written three widely used materials science books.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.